Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the Bonner electorate had received a significant boost in the 2015-16 Budget with the Coalition Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme.

Stronger Communities will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in local communities,” Mr Vasta said.

“Our community will receive funding of $150,000 per year over two years, to support projects that deliver social benefits.

“I will be consulting closely with eligible organisations in Bonner to identify high‑priority projects.”

“Between $1,000 and $20,000 will be made available to reputable, not-for-profit organisations for local projects.”

“Grants will fund projects that will yield significant social benefits and can be delivered within the two-year lifespan of the programme.”

“I look forward to seeing new local projects for a stronger community, and to the people of Bonner benefitting from this programme.”

“The 2015-16 Budget is the next step in the Government’s responsible, long-term economic plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.”

Guidelines for the Programme will be available on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website at

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